Well any Elf worth their salt would do the same thing in this situation.... Thomas is no exception.. He can't just keep drawing and messing around when there is some adventuring to do!
Exploring as an Elf can be dangerous tho... On must be ready, it's time to prepare!
Elf FACT :-
The term "curiosity killed the cat" had the "Elf" replaced with "cat" in the early 1900's by an English scholar who felt it was racist and derogatory towards the exploratory nature of these vertically challenged creatures.